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Riding Down to Boxland

Michael Rosen


Riding Down to Boxland

Michael Rosen


Riding Down to Boxland

Riding Down To Boxland

Riding down to boxland
where people live in boxes,
riding down to boxland
the people live in boxes,
no chickens there,
been eaten by the foxes.

Riding down to boxland
saw a box looking good,
riding down to boxland
found a box looking good,
wanted to knock on the box
wondered if I should.

Riding down to boxland
I knocked on the lid,
riding down to boxland
knock, knock on the lid,
though I knocked loud
you'd never know I did.

Riding down to boxland
no answer from inside,
riding down to boxland
not a sound from inside
I picked up the box
to take it for a ride.

Riding back from boxland
the box coming with me,
riding back from boxland
the box coming with me,
laid it out at home,
for everyone to see.

When I got back from boxland
everyone was there.
I was back from boxland
everyone was there,
no one looked inside
there's no one who dared.


from Even More Nonsense (Hodder, 2001), copyright © Michael Rosen 2001, used by permission of the author

Recordings

Michael Rosen Reading from his Poems

1Introduction to Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense 2Rosie Rosie 3Really? 4Help 5Footling Around

63 Limericks

7The News

8Bleep 9Get Up 10Polypropylene 11Bips 12More, More, More 13Tag-Along 14Who Am I?

15Yesterday

16Postscript to Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense 17Introduction to Even More Nonsense 18Something that Smells 19Walking Home 20Plonky Wonky Doodah

21My Friend Elsie

22The Great Big Hole

23You Think You Know 24The Smeenge

25Riding Down to Boxland

26Inky Stinky 27My Drink 28Windscreen Wipers 29Our Party 30Treasure 31Introduction to In The Colonie 32Extract from In The Colonie 33Extract from In The Colonie

34Extract from In The Colonie

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Books by Michael Rosen